Windows Server 2008 R2


Review Round-Up: Data Protection and Recovery Products

Backup software has come a long way in recent years. We compare four products that should prove useful, particularly for small to midsize enterprises.

SP1 Coming Next Year for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2

Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 will be released "within the first half of calendar year 2011," Microsoft announced this week.

Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Released

Microsoft last week released the next version of a free tool that provides upgrade advice for those using the company's flagship software products.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Small Business Server Previews

Microsoft on Monday announced two new "previews" to come for its Windows Small Business Server product suite.

Microsoft Releases SP1 Beta for Windows Server 2008 R2

Microsoft today announced the beta release of Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Releases Exchange 2007 SP3

Microsoft this week released Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3, which lets IT pros run the mail server on Windows Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Enhances Hyper-V R2 for Failover Clustering

Microsoft announced earlier this month that failover cluster support using Hyper-V R2 has gotten a boost.

SP1 Roadmap for Windows Server 2008 R2 Unveiled

Microsoft on Monday announced virtualization and other improvements coming with Service Pack 1 for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

ADFS 2.0 Opens Doors to the Cloud

The new Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services release promises to up the ante on cloud security.

RODCs: Understanding and Implementing the New Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers

Read-only domain controllers (RODCs), a new feature of Active Directory Domain Services, represent a fundamental change in how you'll use DCs -- for security and otherwise. Here's what you need to know to implement them in your enterprise.

Microsoft Issues Security Advisory on Windows Aero

Microsoft released a security advisory on Tuesday concerning a Windows component involved with desktop graphics display.

Microsoft Issues Hyper-V Tools

Microsoft late last month released a few tools for IT shops that use Hyper-V virtualization.

Report: Windows Server Becoming a Mainframe Contender

Organizations are moving more toward using x86-based servers running Windows to handle their business-critical workloads.

Microsoft Dropping Itanium Support

Microsoft plans to end the support it provides on three of its flagship software products for Intel's Itanium processor.

Hyper-V's Missing Feature

Windows Insider has returned to Redmond -- and it feels good to be home!

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